Pictures from the Road

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Proprietary Software Funeral March - ApacheCon2008, Hotwax Media and 10gen sponsored a mock funeral for proprietary software at ApacheCon 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The funeral was done in full New Orleans style with a jazz band parade through the streets with a police escort. Surprised spectators were overheard asking, "Who's in the box?"

The destination was a music bar, but I turned back to attend the "Web Operations Battle Scars" Birds of a Feather session, so I didn't get to see how this little party died down... ahem.

If I were the type to catalog a list of things I want to do before I die, marching in the streets of New Orleans in celebration of a funeral might be in there. Even though this wasn't a real funeral, it was still a blast.

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